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8-Day Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

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Cusco
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Min Age : +12
Tour Details

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu-starting from Lima

The 8-day tour will give you a good length of time to enjoy the most important places of Lima, its historical colonial and pre Inca past. You will have the opportunity to visit the main square, the presidential house, churches and museums, which will give you an idea of the Spanish influence during the time of the conquest. In the same way, we will visit part of a pre-Inca construction with an antiquity of more than 1,200 years.

Discover the amazing Cusco, the imperial city of the Incas, where we will meet its people, traditions as well as temples and its surroundings. The beauty of the sacred valley where the Incas built fortresses and other constructions at high altitude, will leave you astounded. Travel by train to the closest town to Machu Picchu and enjoy all its beauty and esplendor, which will take us back to an era where the children of the sun lived in harmony with the universe.

Rates- Economy class 

1 single: 1,055

2 double: 889

3 triple: 815

Departure & Return Location

Lima

Departure Time

To be determined on booking

Return Time

To be determined on booking

Wear

Short sleeve shirts, Long sleeve shirts, Lightweight long pants, Shorts, Sweatshirt, Light rain jacket or poncho, Socks Bathing suits, Wide brimmed hat.

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport.
  • 3 overnight in Lima, 3 overnight in Cusco and 1 overnight in Sacred Valley
  • All meals described during this tour
  • Visits & Excursions according itinerary
  • Bilingual tour guide

Price Excludes

  • International flight
  • Local flight
  • Soft & alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips
  • Services not indicated
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Lima

Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Documentation kit, detailed program explanation and assistance with luggage and hotel check-in. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2City Tour: Colonial and Contemporary Lima & Larco Museum

Upon arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered. In the afternoon, you will visit the modern part and the colonial part of the city of Lima, “The City of Kings”, starting with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where we will pass by a pre-Inca construction that is 1200 years old, the Huaca Huallamarca. Then, we will go to the Historic Center, where you will visit the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), which comprises the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, The Municipality and the Cathedral. We will stop at the chocolate and pisco museums to do a brief tasting. Later on, we will visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, declared cultural heritage of humanity and house of the remains of our patron saints, San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima.

Finally, we will visit the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable private collection of Treasures of Ancient Peru and inspires its visitors making them discover, understand and enjoy the more than five thousand years of history of ancient Peru through more than 45,000 pieces. Overnight in Lima.

Day 3Departure to Cusco – City tour & Ruins

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning to rest and acclimatise. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and place of a particular essence. The tour begins in the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main center of worship of the god Sol, where after the Dominican order built a church that lies prized so far. Then he will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits, among other colonial buildings are located. Continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristobal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, then continue to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Inca construction that stands out for its huge walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic position on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Later you will visit important archaeological sites Puca Pucara and Qenko. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 4Authentic Sacred Valley: Chincheros Ruins and Church, Handicraft Community of Urpi & Ollantaytambo with buffet lunch

Today’s first destination is Chinchero, a quaint little town that houses an important Inca archaeological center, built at the end of the 1400’s, as well as a lovely and very traditional church. You will visit “Urpi” a famous textile center where the townsfolk have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques, they will also show you how they get the vivid natural colors for their fabrics.

On our way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the lookout point of Racchi, where we will have the chance to have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley, after that, lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the adjacent town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

OPTIONAL:

For only $3 additional, change your tour of the Sacred Valley and visit Maras & Moray! (The visit will be to Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray, instead of Ruins and Church of Chincheros and Handicraft Community of Urpi)

F/D MARAS, MORAY & OLLANTAYTAMBO

You will discover the best about Sacred Valley in this fascinating experience that starts in Moray, in which you will visit the enormous circular and semi-circular agricultural terraces built into the top of a hill overlooking the Urubamba Valley and used by the Incas as a botanical laboratory. Nearby is the town of Maras, you will visit its salt pans where one of the finest salts is extracted, this salt is used by the top chefs around the world. Then, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 5Machu Picchu

Visit one of the major energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by train and during the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. At appropriate time, descend to Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. In the afternoon, board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our collaborators will be waiting at the station, from where we will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 6Leisure time

Day at leisure to walk around the city or optional activities. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 7Lima – Afternoon at Leisure

At the scheduled time transfer to airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure, optional activities or do some last minute shopping in the Indian markets and exclusive jewelry or clothing boutiques vicuna and alpaca fiber. Overnight in Lima.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 8International Departure

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to flight your international flight.

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancellations, local authorities orders.

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